PRESENT: Dan Cannon, Kyle Larsen, Jake Boonstra, Joe Jans, Sonia Liedman, Willis Chase, Melissa Bergstrom, Pastor Megan Preston
CALL TO ORDER: President Melissa Bergstom called meeting to order at 6:43pm
DEVOTIONS: Kyle Larsen
FAITHFULL INNOVATIONS: “where have you seen god today” this was placed on the sign in front of the building, as well as being talked about during Worship, Confirmation, and Christian Education.
We shared as a council “God Moments” of the past week as well.
The 2nd faith innovations workshop is scheduled for February 11, 2023
APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Motion was made by Willis and seconded by Jake to approve agenda. Motion carried.
SECRETARY: Motion made by Joe and seconded by Kyle to approve the January 10th council meeting minutes. Motion carried.
Motion made by Dan and seconded by Willis to approve the 2023 annual meeting minutes. Motion carried.
TREASURERS REPORT: Motion made by Joe and seconded by Kyle to approve the treasurers report. Motion carried.
PASTORS REPORT: Planning for lent is underway, Confirmation is going well, currently 11 kids are attending in spanning across 3 years.
CHRISTIAN EDUCUATION AND YOUTH: Movie night is planned for February 17th, Plans are in progress for an outing in March.
ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES: Lenten soup and sandwich supper sign up sheets are being printed. Council is signing up for the first and last suppers.
Donations this Lenten season will go to the ACGC Backpack Program. Motion made by Joe and seconded by Kyle to approve the allocation of funds.
Coffee money for January, February, & April will be divided between the 3 cemetery boards. Motion made by Joe and seconded by Kyle to approve the allocation of funds.
Coffee Money for March will be collected for the food shelf. Motion made by Joe and seconded by Kyle to approve the allocation of funds.
Still a need for people to sign up to serve coffee on Sundays.
FINANCE AND STEWARDSHIP: Discussion about electronic giving, and how to get people back to church.
PERSONAL: Annual reviews continue.
WORSHIP, MUSIC, AND ARTS: Committee implemented roping off the last 5 rows of pews on each side of church in and effort to bring people closer together.
There is an issue of people not coming up from coffee soon enough to allow church to start on time.
Looking at condensing bulletins and newsletters to save paper and office time
LENTEN SERVICES: SOUP AND SANDWIHICES AT 5:30 PM with Holden Evening Prayer service at 6:30 PM in the sanctuary.
This year’s theme is “changes.”
WEEK 1: CHANGE IN SEASON, WEEK 2: CHANGE IN HABIT, WEEK 3: CHANGE IN CIRCUMSTANCE,
WEEK 4: CHANGE OF HEART, & WEEK 5: CHANGE OF PLANS
8:30-9:30 EASTER BREAKFAST
10 AM EASTER WORSHIP SERVICE
PROPERITIES: Furnace vent roof leak being addressed. Looking at possible replace for basement furnace.
Parsonage chimney is set for removal in the spring. Also planning on siding and soffit repainting
ENDOWMENT: Nothing for this committee.
Estate planning workshop-tabled
Constitution update- Progress is being made.
Streaming- Looking for possible streaming options.
Council retreat- pending
AED- Concern were expressed about condition and training on use. Looking into both
Winter weather policy- tabled.
FFA shirt sponsorship- motion made to sponsor FFA for 240.00 made by Joe and seconded by Kyle, motion carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Nothing currently
Council assistant for March is Daniel Cannon
Next council meeting is Tuesday March 14, 2023 at 6:30pm
Motion to adjourn by Joe and seconded by Jake. Motion carried.
Closed with Lord’s Prayer
Dan Cannon, Acting Secretary
**Minutes approved on March 14, 2023 - Regular Council Meeting**